Long days and pleasant nights, as they say.
The team over at Little Creatures have released a new seasonal brew to perk up those warm summer evenings and sizzling afternoons. The Little Creatures Long Days Little IPA is designed to give craft beer lovers the bold flavours they crave while catering to the growing demand for sessionability and lower-alcohol options. It’s a mid-strength IPA, jam-packed with copious amounts of Simcoe hops to make a passionfruit, citrusy delight that’s balanced with malt characters and a subtle sweet caramel finish.
Russ Gosling, head brewer at Little Creatures Fremantle said Long Days is sales-gravity brewed and dry- hopped to bring out the punchy flavours.
“It’s the little things that make a difference. Often mid-strengths are brewed at high-gravity and diluted, but sales-gravity brewing negates any dilution, so you get a nicely in-tune beer with a smooth consistency that tastes full-flavoured, with a refined aroma and clean finish,” Gosling said.
Long Days Little IPA is available on tap at Little Creatures breweries and select venues, as well as in-store from leading retailers around the country with an RRP of $58/24-case and $19/6-pack.
Russ Gosling’s 2020 Craft Beer Trends
As an added bonus, Russ Gosling has shared his top four craft beer trends for 2020. Here they are:
Hazy, hazy, and hazier: the hazy trend will continue with IPA’s everywhere in a multitude of variants.
Unusual yeasts: expect to see many more unusual yeasts being used in the next round of craft beer innovations including kveik, jovaru and simonaitis.
Can artwork: it’s as much about the brew as what the brew is in to create a complete experience for the drinker. One of the biggest trends next year will be bright, bold, simple, clean and sophisticated can artwork.
Innovation boom: there’s already so much happening in the craft beer space, which is fueled by craft beer lovers who are always on the hunt for what is new and different. It will keep gaining momentum which means brewers will be getting even more creative and crazy with their innovations, from the materials they use to their flavour combinations and collaborations.